John Craig Eaton II

Male, Person

1937 –


Who is John Craig Eaton II?

John Craig Eaton II, philanthropist, is a former Canadian businessman and the great-grandson of Timothy Eaton, founder of the well-known Eaton's department store. He is married to his third wife, Sally Horsfall Eaton, a philanthropist and former registered nurse.

Eaton started working in the family business at Eaton's in 1954, becoming a Director in 1967 and being appointed Chairman of the Board in 1969. The company went bankrupt in 1999 and was purchased by Sears Canada.

In 2000, Eaton was appointed Chair of the Ontario Parks Board of Governors. He served as Chancellor of Ryerson University from 1999 to 2006.

He is the grandson of Sir John Craig Eaton and the son of John David Eaton and Signy Hildur Stefansson Eaton, and the brother of George Ross Eaton, Thor Edgar Eaton, and Fredrik Stefan Eaton.

Eaton attended Upper Canada College.

he is a supporter of Ducks Unlimited Canada and served as its president from 1990 to 1991.


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